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 Can new leaders revive West Africa’s fight against organised crime?

Can new leaders revive West Africa’s fight against organised crime?

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      23rd May 2018 West Africa is often portrayed as a continental hotbed for organised crime. The region has been struggling to address the many challenges posed by... 

 How to break the impasse between opposing camps in ivory trade debate

How to break the impasse between opposing camps in ivory trade debate

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      23rd May 2018 Elephants are in an extremely precarious state in both Africa and Asia. Demand for ivory from Africa has caused significant declines in wild... 

Health minister quoted outdated TB stats for Nigeria, South Africa

Health minister quoted outdated TB stats for Nigeria, South Africa

By: Africa Check     23rd May 2018 Nigeria’s fight against tuberculosis (TB) suffered a setback when a laboratory that analysed TB samples burned down in March 2018. Nigeria’s junior... 

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Small, local solutions can crack water crises: a South African case study

Small, local solutions can crack water crises: a South African case study

22nd May 2018 World attention has recently been focused on the water crisis facing the South African city of Cape Town, a metropolis of four million people.... 

South Africa's municipal electricity tariffs are hurting the economy

South Africa's municipal electricity tariffs are hurting the economy

22nd May 2018 South Africa’s machinery and equipment industries have recently come under huge pressure. Falling demand after the 2008 financial crisis and rising... 

 The future is African

The future is African

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      22nd May 2018 The African continent is unique for many reasons: our diverse landscapes, melting pot of cultures, rich biodiversity, fertile soils and vast... 

Ramaphosa's new dawn: much better, but not nearly enough

Ramaphosa's new dawn: much better, but not nearly enough

21st May 2018 Cyril Ramaphosa’s rise to power has been greeted enthusiastically by most South Africans. Their hope is that the new president represents a... 

 What is behind Mozambique’s growing number of assassinations?

What is behind Mozambique’s growing number of assassinations?

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      21st May 2018 On 27 March, Mozambican journalist and activist Ericino de Salema was leaving the National Union of Journalists in Maputo when two men threw him... 

ANC recovery and democratic recovery-not the same thing

ANC recovery and democratic recovery-not the same thing

By: Raymond Suttner     21st May 2018 There is no doubt that very many South Africans feel more positive about political developments since the election of Cyril Ramaphosa to the ANC... 

Growing Western Cape protests show citizens expect greater accountability

Growing Western Cape protests show citizens expect greater accountability

18th May 2018 The Western Cape, the second wealthiest province in South Africa after Gauteng, is the only one governed by the opposition Democratic Alliance... 

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